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News & Events

02.09.2012

University of Oregon Green Business Symposium

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Lane Powell Shareholder Jeff Wolfstone will serve as moderator for a panel at the University of Oregon’s Green Business Symposium at the White Stag Building in Portland February 9-10. The four-person panel will discuss “Legal Entities for Social Enterprise,” addressing the issues involved with this next evolution in business formation, and, where companies would or would not benefit from new types of legal structures. State legislatures across the U.S. are enacting, or considering, laws that would create new types of business entities that could combine traditional for-profit goals with the additional pursuit of social and environmental benefits. These new legal entities provide the social entrepreneur with more choices when forming a business, however they have also raised questions as to what changes in the traditional business structure will follow.